Incredible Photos of Life During the Great Depression Taken by Lewis Hine

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Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 Oshkosh, Wisconsin– November 3, 1940) was an American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform.

During the Great Depression, Hine worked for the American Red Cross and documented drought relief in the South and life in the mountains of eastern Tennassee for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Hine also served as cheif photographer for the Works Progress Administration National Research Project.
Over 1200 Lewis Hine photos are held in the collections of the National Archives. And Here are some of them.
The Glandon family around the fireplace in their home at Bridges Chapel near Loydston, Tennessee. Glandon’s wife plays both the guitar and the organ, October 1933

Family group of Fletcher Carden, Route #1, Andersonville, Tennessee, a night-watchman at the bunkhouses at Norris Dam, November 1933

A little country church, Sharps Station M.E. Church, near Loyston, Tennessee. This church will be submerged by the waters of the Norris Dam reservoir, October 1933

Boiling down sorghum at the Stooksberry homestead near Andersonville, Tennessee, October 1933

Boy plowing potato field with a mule and bull-tongue plow on steep slope on J. W. Melton farm on Andersonville, Tennessee, road, October 1933

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